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Shaykh Zakzaky- A Hundred Day Protest

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SHAFAQNA- In solidarity with a global series of rallies, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) staged a protest and vigil for Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in London, in support of the one hundred continuous days of demonstrations in Nigeria,…

The Difference Between Prophet and Imam

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SHAFAQNA- The previous argument about the reception of Divine injunctions and laws by the prophets only proves the basis of prophecy, namely the receiving of Divine injunctions. The argument does not prove the persistence and continuity of…

The Imams and Leaders of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- The previous discussions lead us to the conclusion that in Islam, after the death of the Holy Prophet, there has continuously existed and will continue to exist within the Islamic community (ummah) an Imam (a leader chosen by God).…

Principles of the Shi’ite Creed

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SHAFAQNA- Principles of the Shi’ite Creed Author: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini Publisher: ABWA Publishing and Printing Center Translator: Ali Reza’i The precious legacy left behind by the Holy Prophet’s Household [ahl al-bayt]…

Rep. of grand Ayat. Sistani: Claiming to love Ahlulbayt, not enough for being Shia

SHAFAQNA- At the Friday sermon in the city of Krabala which was held at Imam Hussain (a.s.) holy shrine, Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s representative Hujjat al-Islam Abdul Mahdi Karbalaei stressed on Ahlulbayt’s (a.s.) great attention to the…

Shaykh Tusi

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SHAFAQNA- Shaykh Tusi (Persian: شیخ طوسی‎), full name Abu Jafar Muhammad Ibn Hassan Tusi (Persian: ابوجعفر محمد بن حسن طوسی‎), known as Shaykh al-Taʾifah (Arabic: شيخ الطائفة‎) was a prominent Persian[1] scholar…

Ritual Practices in Shi'ism

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SHAFAQNA- The religious rites practiced by Twelve-Imam Shi'ites are essentially the same as those of the Sunnis with certain minor modifications of posture and phrasing which are little more than the differences that are to be found among…

Ayat. Sistani urges Iraqis to avoid sectarianism in upcoming elections

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SHAFAQNA- In a statement released on Friday, March 9, senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali al-Sistani asked Iraqi nation to avoid sectarian bias in upcoming parliamentary elections in the country in order to vote for the qualified…

Ali ibn Babawayh Qummi

SHAFAQNA-(died 939) was a Twelver Shi'a scholar from the time of the Ghaybat al-Sughra.[1] He's the father of Shaikh Saduq. He wrote a letter to Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi, asking for prayer for him to have a child, as doctors had told him he…

Sharif al-Murtaza

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SHAFAQNA- Abu al-Qāsim ‘Alī ibn Husayn al-Sharīf al-Murtadhā (Arabic: أبو القاسم علي بن الحسين الشريف المرتضى)[1] (commonly known as: Sharīf Murtadhā, Sayyid Murtadhā, (Murtazā instead of Murtadhā…

Knowledge of the Imams about the unseen

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SHAFAQNA- Sometimes even among Shia people have emerged to damage. Their ignorance acquits them of their mischief but can not prevent its effects that remain. They knew nothing about the status of an Imam. Since they knew nothing, to have…

Sheikh Al-Mufid

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Tusi, (d. 460 A.H.) introduced his mentor Sheikh al Mufid, in his al Fihrist thus: "Muhammad b. Muhammad b. al-No'man, al-Mufid, had the kunya Abu Abdillah, and was well known as Ibn-al-Muallim. He was among the Imamiyya…

A Quiet Funeral

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SHAFAQNA-In the darkness of the jet-black night, when eyes were asleep and voices were silent, a Heavenly procession left Ali's house while carrying the Messenger of Allah's daughter to her final abode. This was on the night of the third…

Various phases of the Deeds of the Imams

SHAFAQNA- The activities of all Imams are one and the same. According to their circumstances and the demand of that particular time they acted accordingly. So we can not frame them in the terms presently known to us such as ‘radicals’,…

Irfan and Sufism - Reaching for Perfection

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SHAFAQNA- Open Discussions in association with Gulf Cultural Club held an event entitled: Islamic mysticism; Sufism and Irfan: Self-realisation to achieve perfection. A packed audience at Abrar House in London heard Shaikh Faid Mohammad Sheikh…

Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni

SHAFAQNA- Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Ya'qub ibn Ishaq al-Kulayni al-Razi (Persian: شیخ ابوجعفر محمّد بن یعقوب بن اسحاق رازی; c. 250 AH/864 CE - 329 AH/941 CE).[1] was a Persian[2] Shiahadith collector. Life Al-Kulayni…

Mistress of the Women of the Worlds...Fatimah Al-Zahra s.a

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SHAFAQNA-From the time of the Holy Prophet's (s.a.w.) death, Fatimah (a.s.) would be continually found with crying eyes and a burning heart.  Her sweet times in her life quickly came to an end; even though throughout her lifetime there were…

The Practical Ideology of Shiaism

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SHAFAQNA- The Shia ideology was always smooth and practicable. Imamate being the base, and the fundamental of this base being that in a Muslim Society, leadership should be in the hands of one who should succeed the Prophet. The Prophet’s…

The salubrity and Islamic tendency in the behavior of Shia towards Sunni

SHAFAQNA- As far as religious footings are concerned there cannot be any similarity between a Shia and a Sunni. The religious understanding can not be a platform common to both. “Argue them with that which is good”; is the beacon that…

The tourist, found her way in Mashhad

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SHAFAQNA- The foreign tourist who is displeased with her placement, She searshes for better habitation, she complaines against driving in Mashhad streets, especially she is worried from riding in private automobile instead Taxi… These…

Ayatollah Mohammad Mehdi Shamseddine

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Mohammad Mahdi Shamseddine(Arabic: محمد مهدي شمس الدين‎) was a Lebanese TwelverShia scholar.[1] Shahid Awwal who known as Shamseddine, sun of the faith, was ancestor of Muhammad Mahdi.[2] Biography Mohammad…

Doctrine of Imamat and Super Exaggeration

SHAFAQNA- As the writer takes rest he enjoys the relief which is in his conclusion that the fundamental of Imamate and its doctrine is at congruity with the birth of Shiasm of Imamia then its growth into a belief full of exaggeration, and…

Syed Ali Akhtar Rizvi

SHAFAQNA- Syed Ali Akhtar Rizvi (Arabic: السيد علي اختر رضوي‎ Urdu: سیدعلی اختر رضوی‎) ,(19 September 1948 – 10 February 2002) widely known as Adeeb-e-Asr (ادیب عصر‬) and Allamah Shaoor (علامہ…

Sa'id Akhtar Rizvi

SHAFAQNA- Sects of Islam. World Islamic Network. Taqiyah. Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania. 1992. ISBN 9789976956733. The Holy Prophet. Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania. ISBN 9789976956320. The Ideal Islamic Government. Bilal…

Traditions That are Told About The Imamate Of Thirteen Ones

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SHAFAQNA- In our article “JILA AL-BASAR LE MAN YATAWALLA AL-AIYEMME AL-ISNAESHAR” (glisten of sight to one who yields to the twelve Imams) we have dealt over this subject. The traditions that indicate that there are thirteen Imams are…

AhlulBait (as) - The reason behind the creation of everything

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SHAFAQNA-The below narrations [in addition to the narration of Hadith-e-Kisa] prove that Allah (swt) created the world and everything because of the AhlulBait (as) and if the AhlulBait (as) were not there then Allah (swt) would not have created…

Sheikh Isa Qassim placed back under house arrest following surgery

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SHAFAQNA-Bahrain’s highest religious authority Sheikh Isa Qassim was discharged from hospital over the weekend after undergoing surgery. He was returned to his home in Diraz where he remains under house arrest. On Friday, he spent several…

Bahraini Opposition Calls for Rallies Marking 7th Year of Revolution

SHAFAQNA- According to al-Laulau website, a spokesman for the coalition said the Bahraini people, through their awareness, resistance and steadfastness have proved to the world that they will not abandon their legitimate demands, including…